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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Musing Monday (April 20th)

This weekly event is hosted by Just One More Page.

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

It is flabbergasting to me that it is so far into 2009. I always know my year is beginning to dwindle when my New Jersey Devils start the playoffs and I begin to panic on their behalf. I am also disappointed that I haven’t read as much as previous years. School is such a distraction.

My Favorites:

Galway Bay was perhaps the most touching and engrossing books I have ever read. I will never forget it. I will read it again and again. I loved it.

Flannery was also amazing. I usually read biographies of authors and people I have some knowledge about and that makes the biography worthwhile even if they are not really good books to begin with. But this time, I knew nothing about Flannery O’Connor and have never read anything she has written. It is a testament to Brad Gooch that he was able to create an interest in me where no interest had been before. I may or may not read anything by Flannery O’Connor in the future but this biography will stay in my shelves.

Sunday’s At Tiffany’s hasn’t been reviewed on this blog because it has just been finished…like right now. The review will be up this week. It was the most sweet and romantic book.

There are a bunch of books that I wish I could include in this list such as The Professor’s Wives’ Club by Joanne Rendell, the Bridget Jones books, and this wonderful Jane Austen biography by Elizabeth Jenkins.

Least Favorite:

I am lucky. There has only been one real clunker.

A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff- I don’t know why this book rubbed me the wrong way but it did. There was no continuity and I could have cared less about any of the characters. It just wasn’t for me.


  1. I loved Sunday's at Tiffany's. That was an excellent book.

  2. hey, all your books are green!
    I must look into the Flannery book. I have read a fair bit of her work and I love it and while a good bit about her life I would love to read more.

    A Fortunate Age...I started it but disliked it so much I could not finish it, so I never reviewed it. I just could not connect with anything in it...the story, the characters..

  3. I loved Galway Bay also-such a beautiful book. Sundays at Tiffany's is a favorite of mine too. I love James Patterson's romancey type novels. Great picks!

  4. I've got Galway Bay on my stack to read. Loved Sunday's at Tiffanys.



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